Spread conviviality among the guests through little gestures that involve participation. For instance, serving cheese and appetizers on a cutting board and passing it around the table is an Italian tradition that encourages conviviality. Why not create your own Italian moment with artisanal wooden cutting boards? Serving an array of cheeses or salami, for instance, lends a rustic touch to your meal that will make you feel closer to the Mediterranean. These chopping boards are handcrafted by American designer Edward Wohl from select woods like bird’s eye maple, black cherry, white oak and black walnut.
Paul Sorgule offers up ten guiding principles on what it takes to be a professional cook which reach beyond conduct, policy, procedures and pandemics, from respect and team work to honesty and professionalism.
The coronavirus crisis has hit the restaurant industry hard, with many chefs in danger of losing their livelihoods. But what about the sommeliers? How have they coped through the pandemic, and where will they stand in the 'new normal'?